Police coax mystery pigs out of traffic

Rockledge police use bread to get pot-bellied pigs out of traffic


ROCKLEDGE, Fla. – Rockledge police used bread to coax two pot-bellied pigs out of traffic after the porkers were spotted prowling near several stores.

The loose pigs, weighing about 200 pounds each, were safely captured around 7:30 a.m. Monday and taken to the North Animal Care Center in Titusville, but not before several patrol cars blocked a portion of Barnes Boulevard near Murrell Road.

The prowling porkers were spotted a short distance from the Little Caesar's Pizza shop and Walgreen's pharmacy but did not pose any immediate danger to the public.

"I have no idea how they got there," said Mike Cadore, spokesman for Rockledge police.

"They appeared to be domesticated, but they could definitely bite. They were also in perfect health," said Brevard County Animal Services Cpl. Jeffrey Piccolella, who suggested the pigs may have escaped from a nearby ranch.

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